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Jenner Family Summer Research Internship

The School of Molecular and Cellular Biology has received a generous donation from Dr. Kris Jenner and his family of Annapolis, Maryland to fund premier awards providing $5,000 toward a summer research stipend (to be paid hourly) for undergraduate MCB and Biochemistry majors to provide the basis for a Senior Research Thesis in MCB or Biochemistry. Here are this summer’s participating students! finalshot0178

The students are pictured with their Principal Investigators. From left to right:

Dr. Phillip Newmark and Ayana Jamal

Dr. David Shapiro and Larry Chen

Dr. Thomas Kehl-Fie and Omar Zaki

Dr. William Brieher and Aaron Chen

Dr. Supriya Prasanth and Abhijith Matur

For more information regarding the Jenner Family Summer Research Internship click here.

Temple University Online Post-Baccalaureate in Health Informatics

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Temple University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics is now completely online! The program is an Applied Informatics certificate designed to teach the skills needed to advance in a career with electronic health record systems. The curriculum expands student’s understanding of HIPAA privacy and security, Health Information Exchanges and HI standards, and EHRs and Management of Information Technology. It is 12 credits total (4 classes) and designed to accommodate working. You can find more information here.

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The Career Center offers the following services during the summer:

  • In-Person/Phone Career Health Advising Appointments: The Career Center Health Advisors are available for career counseling appointments MondayFridayfrom 9am-4:00pm. Appointments can be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and are available for face-to-face sessions or for phone counseling sessions by calling The Career Center at217-333-0820.
  • Health Drop-Ins: Health drop-in hours will continue to be Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. Students are encouraged to visit with a health advisor for any quick pre-health related questions by coming into the office or via phone. Anyone who needs to spend an extended time addressing a question should consider scheduling a pre-health appointment with a health advisor.
  • Personal Statement Reviews: The website link to submit personal statements for review is down. However, you can still submit your essay via email. Include your UIN and which health profession you are pursuing in the body of your email along with your essay attachment (.doc).The Career Center is experiencing a high volume of personal statements at this time.  Please allow 3-5 business days for the return of your essay after submission.

Please note, the following guidelines will be used when reviewing personal statements at The Career Center.

    • Personal statements must be in final draft format in order to be reviewed. Personal statements will only be reviewed once per term.
    • The average turnaround time is 3 business days. However, during peak periods of the application cycle, it may take longer to provide feedback.
    • The Career Center will not edit statements but will provide comments on overall content and ways to strengthen the statement.
  • Resource Center: The Career Center Resource Center will remain open from 8:30am-5:00pm MondayFriday and is open to everyone. The resource center has a variety of books, handouts, and magazines that are available to all students looking for information on internships, graduate school, resumes, jobs, and much more.

Visit The Career Center this summer so you can get assistance and continue your progress toward reaching your goals.


Reproductive Genetic Innovations (RGI) in Northbrook, IL seeks to hire one full time genetic counseling assistant. Genetic counseling assistants will work closely with RGI genetic counselors to help coordinate various aspects of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing process. To learn more about PGD and RGI, please visit our website at

We are located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with a train station in walking distance for travel to/from the city and is also accessible by highway for an easy commute.

Start date: ASAP

Responsibilities of the position include: 
*Performing PGD intakes and obtaining genetic histories and reports
*Scheduling PGD consultations
*Responding to phone and email inquiries from prospective patients and healthcare professionals
*Performing pregnancy, delivery and embryo transfer follow-ups
*Updating patient charts and databases
*Coordinating dry runs with new IVF centers
*Writing insurance letters
*Representing RGI at various educational and professional conferences
*Creating and editing content for patient education and marketing materials, and website

*Bachelor’s degree (science background preferred)
*Knowledge of basic genetic concepts and terminology
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
*Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
*Excellent oral and written communication skills, customer relations and ability to effectively communicate with patients and healthcare professionals
*Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and in a team environment
*Skilled in prioritization, multitasking, and critical thinking/problem solving
*Curiosity, creativity, enthusiasm, and the ability to learn quickly
*Previous experience working in a healthcare or laboratory setting strongly preferred

How to Apply:
Please send a résumé and cover letter to Krissy

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Information Session


For college juniors, seniors and college graduates interested in Medical School, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine will be holding an Information Session Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  The session will include:

  • Curriculum overview
  • Admissions information
  • Meet current students
  • Tour of campus

You can RSVP here.


University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences


The University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) invites you to explore graduate training at U-M through their Preview Visitation this October 7-9, 2015. 

Preview includes:

  • an all-expense-paid visit for selected participants
  • activities and workshops on applying and attending graduate school at U-M
  • one-on-one and group interactions with faculty from 14 PhD programs
  • networking with current graduate students and peers from across the country
  • tour of campus, facilities and the city of Ann Arbor

You can find more details on their event flyer and apply online. Rolling acceptances will begin on the priority deadline of Saturday August 1st. All application materials are due by the final deadline of Friday August 14th.

Note: Competitive applicants will possess extensive research experience, two letters of recommendation, plans to pursue a PhD (particularly starting fall 2016) and a background that contributes to diversity in the biomedical sciences at Michigan. Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, low-income family backgrounds, first-generation U.S citizens, and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to be eligible.




The 2015-16 Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Course Prerequisite Summary is now available!

To view, go to

The summary is intended to help applicants, programs, and advisors more easily compare the college courses required for admission across the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. The table indicates the number of courses required per program in each subject.

Programs may change course prerequisites at any time and may have additional requirements, recommendations, or policies that are not reflected in the summary or on the PTCAS website. Programs may also allow applicants to substitute courses or choose different prerequisite tracks. Applicants should review the program-specific data posted in the PTCAS Directory or contact programs directly to determine whether a particular course will fulfill a prerequisite.

The 2015-16 PTCAS application will open by 5:00 pm ET on July 1.

Temple University Online Post-Baccalaureate in Health Informatics

MCB Students!

Temple University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Informatics is now completely online!

The program is an Applied Informatics certificate designed to teach the skills needed to advance in a career with electronic health record systems.   The curriculum expands student’s understanding of HIPAA privacy and security, Health Information Exchanges and HI standards, and EHRs and Management of Information Technology.  It is 12 credits total (4 classes) and designed to accommodate working professionals.

Visit for details.




MCB students:
The Study Abroad Office has an exciting opportunity for you! The FACULTY-LED Programs are 1-3 week programs over Winter Break (and Summer) that are a great fit for students who want automatic Illinois credit, a program that fits a busy schedule, and more support overseas. Illinois faculty and staff lead groups of 12-15 students to teach an Illinois course abroad!
Click on the poster below for more information or visit
Fall_Winter 2015-16 Faculty-Led programs

Opportunities for Students to Work in China


The Ameson Foundation has two exciting programs for students interested in traveling to China!

1. Ameson Year in China Program: this program is designed for college students seeking to expand their horizons and enhance their careers. Any native English-speaking degree holder is welcome to apply. Spanning one academic year, AYC is designed to enrich career development and personal growth. Immerse yourself in the heart of Chinese society; increase your competitive advantage in job applications in China, at home and around the world; learn Mandarin – an asset in business, government and non-profit organizations. What you learn in China can also enhance academic opportunities at graduate schools upon your return. In addition, you will have the ability to travel and experience the vibrancy of China, with plenty of holiday time.

2. AYC Internship: designed to enrich career development and inspire personal growth. Gain insight into Chinese business practices and strategies while immersing yourself in Chinese culture and society. They offer three types of programs:

  • China Internship Program – 1 to 3 months program that allows participants to gain valuable work experience and understanding of how companies in the East differ from those in the West.
  • Intensive Chinese Program – provides participants with the opportunity to learn Chinese in Shanghai.  The program includes daily classes during weekdays, homework and in-class or on-line instructions. Weekly cultural and social activities will also be organized.
  • Chinese + Internship Program – 2 to 3 month program were participants will take intensive Chinese classes during the first month and then intern for a company in an industry of their choice for the last 1 to 2 months.

If you are interested in any of these programs, you can find additional information in the following links: